About IBIA

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) is the voice of the global bunker industry and represents all stakeholders across the industry value chain. Our membership includes ship owners/operators, bunker suppliers, traders, brokers, barging companies, storage companies, surveyors, port authorities, credit reporting companies, lawyers, P&I clubs, equipment manufacturers, shipping journalists and marine consultants. Formed in 1992, today we have members in more than 70 countries.

IBIA promotes improved standards, knowledge and understanding in the industry. We do this through a variety of events and courses, engaging in working groups, by disseminating reliable and accurate information and offering practical advice where we can. We also lobby for effective, pragmatic and workable regulations. One of the most important arenas for that is at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) where IBIA has consultative status as a non-governmental organisation. IBIA attends all meetings of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) and a number of Sub-Committees.

 Aims of the Association

  • To provide an international forum for bunker industry issues
  • To represent the industry in discussions and negotiations with national and international policy makers, legislators and other groups and bodies
  • To review, clarify, improve, develop and endorse where appropriate, industry methods, practices and documentation
  • To increase the professional understanding and competence of all who work in the industry
  • To provide services and facilities for members and others as the Board shall from time to time consider appropriate

By joining IBIA you will become part of a global network of bunker industry experts who collectively form the world’s leading authority on bunkers. Not only will you have access to a wealth of information and insight (we publish newsletters and industry updates on current issues) which offer pragmatic advice for managing the industry’s challenges; members also have the potential to shape and influence both international and local legislation. This happens through IBIA’s Working Groups which are responsible for developing industry guidance, participation in IMO correspondence groups, solving long-term industry issues, and addressing both commercial and technical issues.

LISTEN TO THE Key Speakers

Unni Einemo

IBIA Director & IMO Representative

Hon Aaron Farrugia

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects

Hon Miriam Dalli

Minister for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise

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Prominent speakers will explore the benefits of green alternatives and environmental technologies which will carry the bunkering industry into the future and beyond.

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